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TCI Hospitals Update: Trauma cases involving fatal shooting, illegal migrant collapsed, attempted suicide

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Tuesday April 10, 2018 – The TCI Hospitals in recent weeks has delivered urgent medical care to emergency cases involving some women in Providenciales; each case presenting significant emotional, physical and traumatic challenges for the Interhealth Canada run facility.

Magnetic Media inquiries on the Haitian woman found laying in the road shortly after a string of illegal boat landings to Provo; other questions on a popular mother of four who was shot  and killed and from the weekend, a distraught young woman who announced to the world via Facebook that she was going to take her own life, were all met with answers by the Hospitals.  

Public Relations Manager, Nikira John said of the latest case, “A female in her 20’s was transported to the Emergency Department of the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on the afternoon of 8th April 2018 by ambulance services and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force with a history of an alleged suicide attempt. The patient underwent immediate care and intervention by the Emergency Department team. The care of the patient required a multidisciplinary approach involving the Consultant Psychiatrist attached to the Department of Mental Health within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services.”

In an emotionally charged video broadcast, the woman weeping uncontrollably, revealing that she was unable to get any family member to hear of her problems and saying that her suicide was an attempt to make everyone who had ever hurt her sorry, that she wanted them to live with ‘causing’ her death, for the rest of their lives.  “Especially you!” she said into the cell phone, “You know who you are…”

Prayer requests were sent out over social media and there was reportedly a frantic search for the woman.  Eventually, she was found – alive, but having already done some damage to herself.  

The video hads gone viral, but appears to now be taken down from the social media page of Morris.

At this time, the young woman, identified on her Facebook page as Henricka Morris, is still receiving treatment.

“The patient remains under the care of the Consultant Psychiatrist and a multidisciplinary team from the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre who will continue to support the patient and her family. Due to patient confidentiality we are unable to provide any detailed information about her care.”

In another trauma case: Family, friends and loved ones continue to mourn the loss of ‘Deka’ Stubbs-Saintlemon who was fatally shot while leaving a night club on Leeward Highway on March 23, 2018.

Our news organization was bombarded with questions on the quality of care the mother of four received, after being struck, reportedly in a hail of gunfire said to be meant for someone else.

Ms. John said this at the time, “A female in her early 30’s presented to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre during the early morning hours of March 23rd 2018. The patient was transported to the Emergency Department via private vehicle with a history of sustaining a gunshot wound to the body. Upon arrival, the patient was unresponsive and critically injured. The onsite Emergency Team was activated and resuscitation efforts commenced. In accordance with standard hospital protocol, an on-call operating room team was immediately activated and mobilized to support the emergency response team who is permanently onsite.”  

The account laid out by the TCI Hospitals PR executive continued with, “A decision was made for surgical intervention and the patient was transferred to the Operating Theatre where she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. The matter was referred to the coroner as per hospital protocol. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family for their loss. Due to patient confidentiality, we are unable to provide any specific details.”

Andreka Stubbs-Saintlemon was an employee at Business Solutions, upon entering the store – customers are greeted with a smiling, happy portrait of the beautiful wife and mother, which even today still hangs on the double door in memory of the beloved employee.

And in yet another major medical matter, Magnetic Media received an update on the Haitian woman, who is believed to arrived into the country on one of five illegal Haitian boats.  The woman was said to have been living in the bushes for days, she was discovered in the road, collapsed and taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center.  

“A female patient in her early 40’s was transported to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre via ambulance on March 18th 2018. The patient was seriously ill and required resuscitation in the Emergency Department”

The state of the woman underscores the danger of taking the unauthorized voyages from Haiti.  At the time of our request in late March, “..the patient remains under clinical care and is presently in stable condition. Based on the information provided in relation to her suspected entry to the country, she is currently being guarded.”

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